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I personally don't, i like to support useful to me
Same for Youtube but i do it for the Youtubers, not for Google (not very annoying to see a 10 seconds ads if it's to watch a 10 minutes video)
>please consider disabling adblock
>your browser is not supported
I'll disable adblock for a site I use a lot if the ads aren't annoying. Not 4chan though because it has annoying ads, and the people here suck. The world would be better off without this place.
I deliberately keep it on because I DON'T want to support the YT'ers and their disgusting trend of making money by playing games.
Youtube should just go back to being a platform where people share video's because they love making them, not because it can make them rich.
Now we have thousands of faggots who act like pewdiepie in hopes of getting some attention to their vids, making money out of it and not having to work a proper job.
> he thinks being an entertainer isn't a job
>I deliberately keep it on because I DON'T want to support the YT'ers and their disgusting trend of making money by playing games.
You just need to stop watching those videos anon.
Having adblock but still watching them is giving them free hits on their view counter anon.
I'd say a man pissing himself on the street and crying while doing it would make for great entertainment for myself.
But that wouldnt make him OR youtubers entertainers.
They are just spectacles really.
I don't see what is so disgusting about making money from doing what you love. You must be one of those narrow-minded stick-in-the-asses who shakes your finger at people claiming playing video games will never get you anywhere.
No, seriously, I miss old days playthroughs where you could see the game being played without any guy faking shit and pretending to be a friend to the viewer.
That's some autistic level shit going on, same with streamers.
How the fuck is YouTube going to get them anywhere?
It's like working a dead end job, except at the end of your employment you can't simply find another YouTube to work for.
They are digging themselves an early grave. YouTube money doesn't last forever.
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No, and thus I wouldnt even believe anything written there.
>oh no we arent giant jewish conglomerates, we dont earn a cent i swear
I dont need an article of this
Have you tried disabling your adblocker?
I watch what I want just like how they upload what I want, this is not a trade if they asked money for it I wouldnt watch it, its that simple.
Theres no "creating demand for youtubers", theres far more of them than "needed" because everyone wants the easy way.
>>your browser is not supported
>switch user agent
>it works perfectly
>have blank useragent
>"your browser is not supported"
>site still works fine
Yeah, (not that guy) but the only gaming content I watch are longplays (no commentary - such as cubex55) or speedruns. If there's commentary on a speedrun it's almost always just describing exploits, maybe the occasional joke - but no fake personas or "characters."
/g/ has convinced me to uninstall ad-blockers and cookie destroyers. If I can help speed up the ending of all things, well, I am going to try as hard as I can.
I use to joke that I owned the zippo lighter which would start the fire that will consume the earth.
>go to download site
>4 different buttons that say "download now!"
> only one is real
No, you are a stupid conditioned consumerist faggot.
If I shit on the street and you eat it, thats your business, and putting up your own video channel on the net for everyone to watch FOR FREE, is the same thing.
I can eat it if I want and shit on it if I want.
Fuck you fuck you and fuck you.
If you are an "entertainer" whos building quality entertainment for me, invests his own money and time to create something worth watching - HE BETTER HAVE THE FUCKING BALLS TO ASK MONEY FOR IT, IF HE THINKS ITS WORTH PAYING MONEY FOR.
Just because theres a "loophole" that they can get paid by youtube for creating some traffic for them, and earn money by making products which ARE NOT worth paying for, thats their thing.
Ask money for it
Put out for free
So fuck you and the rest of your "hey I'll just make shitty witty videos where I cut 8192 times because I cannot act before a camera because I never had any training or studies regarding this, and hop on some popular fad to get hits and touch on the most shallow controversial stuff!"
Playing vidya on camera is not a job.
Putting up videos on a free to use site is not a job and under no circumstances you can complain about the lack of getting paid for it.
If you dare think its a job - then simply ask money for it.
If you dont dare do it but still demand it you are BEGGER.
Hey gramps, the entertainment industry is changing. If you think the only way for a media to be legitimate is to have major funding and be on the shelves of your local Wal-Mart™, you're a faggot beyond compare.
I'm a faggot if I think work = pay?
I'm sorry kid but you wont be able to have your easy rich life by sperging out on youtube forever.
I mean you are obviously too young to do it right now but I'm sure you are planning on it.
The internet has washed out the old well-defined roles of provider and consumer
In a way it's just the sillicon valley corporate culture taken out of the corporate level.
"We're all buddies here"
I can't stand it
Give me some fucking clear-cut roles and a hard-defined transaction
Trading favours is one thing, that'll never go away and its the evil of our world.
But I dont care if people can earn themselves rich through donations and ad-revenue - but dont they fucking dare demand I support them.
If they dont want a non-supporter to see their content then make me pay for it.
I could probably make my entire paycheck if I fapped on chaturbate for a month - but that doesnt fucking mean thats a job.
It would be if I went on a site that requires payments though.
Pointing a webcam at your penis and jacking off is nothing like writing a script, making a video, editing the video, uploading it, and tjen engaging with your viewers to make the next. If your idea of a serious youtuber is raw footage of gameplay while someone mouth-breathes on the mic, then yes, that's not a job. But if we're talking full production, like AVGN, Projared, Jontron, or the Game Theorists, you're way off base.
If you think what you are doing is worth money, ask for it.
Its that simple, fair trade, something for something.
You are supporting the idea that cyberbegging, asking for alms and donations is a respectable profession - well fuck you, you are just insulting ALL the real professions.
You cannot make a point against this so stop sucking their dick you wannabe beggar.
Funny thing is that "proper" business practice is completely incompatible with what these people are doing
There's some heavy dublethink going on. The pubescent girls realise pdp is acting, but at the same time they still like and believe in his persona. If he moved behind a paywall the illusion would shatter completely
It's a cancer
The only thing that confuses me about your arguements is how do you compare this to TV/cable tv/magazines/newspapers all things that have plenty of ads in them, some even after you pay for the service or item still
I'm not a youtuber.
Bunch of bitter autists in this thread.
>"it's playing a game, therefore it's not work! Ever!"
>"they don't ask for money upfront, so it's not a real job!"
>"it doesn't require skill!"
Meanwhile, no one in this thread could
>have an interesting format
>script and shoot a video with any degree of quality
>hold an audience/gain a following
Fact: there isn't a marketplace for this kind of content with the same exposure or ubiquity as YouTube.
>Please consider disabling adblock to support our website
Market is changing. Adapt or die.
>watch a board game review
>I like it and want to buy it
>google knows I like board games
> serves me an ad for a local board game store
>buy game from them
>google, content creator, and store make money from me watching a video I paid nothing for
>play game with gf
>she's moistened by my strategy skills
>fug all night
>this is somehow a bad thing
Thank you based google
How are you supporting a site merely by enabling ad frames? Unless you're clicking said ads, they're not generating any revenue for anyone. All you're doing is wasting their bandwidth, which is even worse than simply blocking them.
>search for herpes treatment
>google finds out you have herpes
>herpes ads everywhere
>gf thinks you told everyone about her herps
>breaks up with you, cries rape
>arrested, end up doing prison time
>>Please consider disabling adblock to support our website
I did it just once and they repaid me by ruining my computer. An ad slipped a trojan full of pure cancer past my av and gimped my os so bad I had to reformat. Never again.
>adblockers are known to cause issues with this site. Disable them for a better experience
4chan is my most used site and I don't allow ads here.
I wanted to see neat ads, but it was always weeb shit. It wasn't worth allowing.
If there's a noteworthy ad, there's usually a thread about it anyway.
So is everyone that thinks the fire won't consume them. You are all little kids running around with matches burning down the internet.
When it becomes what you ``feared'' most, you will only have yourselves to blame. Enjoy it while it lasts, children. You are about to get an achievement.
Cold hard reality sinks in. 100₧
>Live an ignorant life all the way to the end.
>mfw go on 4chan on a non-adblocked computer for first time in years
>autoplaying unfunny DDG ads
I was actually thinking about disabling, but fuck if those things aren't obnoxious. On 4chan of all places. I would have been fine with the ads selling onaholes.
I actually like the animated "read the fucking rules" ads, since they're kind of the same as our banners, but fuck the DDG ones. [spoiler]and FUCK jewcob advertising his fakku bullshit here[/spoiler]. J-List reminding me to buy an onahole with a cat in a suit is perfectly acceptable though, at least they're somewhat humorous.
I block ads everywhere.
On a fundamental level, ad-revenue is exploiting your users. Most users may not care, or even be glad that they can support you in a way that they feel is doing them no harm, but that does not change my view.
Online advertising has far reaching and disturbing effects - to target ads more effectively, more data on the user must be gathered. There is a financial incentive to harm privacy.
Again; Many do not care, many view this as something that will never hurt them. Maybe it's true - maybe only computers will use that data, and maybe that data will only be used in life-enriching ways, but the overall structure of the system is one of limited consent and transparency.
I will block all ads. If I become a content creator, I will never enable ads. There are ways of earning money, and exploiting my users is not one I would consider ethical. If that means I have to get a real job, which I hate, I'll simply deal with it for the good of my users.
I can't compel others to do likewise, that's their decision and down to their own views on ads and their user-bases, but I'm not going to support them if they decide that exploiting their users is the right course of action to take. They'll earn money from others, others with different views or no knowledge of ad-blocking software anyway.
Not him, but the people producing ads are garnering for clicks, and you're more likely to click on something if it's relevant to your interests. The tracking happens before you even visit the page with the ad.
That's not to say anything of ads being vectors for malware or whatever other shady shit goes on.
I consider them exploitative too - they still use the users bandwidth, etc, without explicit consent. (loading a consent form would probably cause similar use levels and be more overall inconvenient, but there's a basic principle at work here.)
I would give some consideration to unblocking them as a transitional measure - provided they were entirely tracking free, yet also not blatant scams. (I'm not sure this would be profitable - certainly not as profitable, but I feel there must be some potential in a non-tracking "This uploader put their videos in the "Technology" category, so let's show technology ads" system) since although they are harmful, they're a lesser evil, and perhaps I'd be willing to encourage a lesser evil over the greater evil we currently face in the form of tracking adverts.
I hold other questions over the morality of ads as a whole, but these are less articulate so I'll not bother detailing them.
I would likely refrain from using non-tracking ads to fund my own content, again preferring self-funding and donations to risking exploitative action. If I did choose to use adverts to raise money, I'd probably be unpopular with advertisers anyway as I would feel compelled to remind my users that if they dislike the ads, they should install adblock.
I agree, ads are an easy way to produce revenue for content creators . They have no purpose but to lure you buying a product/service that you never asked for.
But what about ads that promote your own products? Let's say I made a game and created a website with a download link, news, forum etc. As a way to gather donations I sell clothing with the logo of my game. In order to direct people to the webshop that sells my clothing , I place a banner that redirects to the webshop. Of course I could add a 'shop' to the menu, but a banner is a lot more flashy and fans can share the banner.
Self-advertisement in that way (I'm assuming you don't go to the effort of tracking what pages the user visits and suggesting the most relevant merchandise based on that.) is negligibly harmful. It would probably be caught by "block-by-default" on my end, but there's little actual issue with it. It's relevant enough to the content of the site.
If you were doing something other than a game, such as perhaps an LPer, it may be of questionable taste, possibly appearing obnoxious or such depending on the specifics of the advert. That's not a "moral" issue though, merely an aesthetic one, or one of personal taste.
i block ads for a simple reason
too many malware ridden ads are out there, and im at the point that i will root my phone just to install an adblock, because fuck all these pop-up blocker bypassing, porn ads that happen on random sites
especially on boorus
fuck ads in general
>Use windows 8.1
>change useragent to firefox linux
why would I install an adblocker only to later disable it? please don't tell me what to do with my own equipment.
why do people feel so entitled to money
why aren't they content to do it >for free
see if everyone wanted money that would make sense, but they don't, some people are willing to do things for free, sans salaire, pro bono, for the fun of having an audience.
yet others seem to want more, to want not just an audience but swathes of paying customers.
that's not why i block ads - i block ads because ads are ugly wastes of space hotlinking to blatant viruses - but i wonder.